Steve and his bride-to-be Tina are having a weekend away so that they can spend some time with Steve’s sister and her husband, who are to be their maid of honour and best man, respectively. While the boys are planning a weekend of drinking, bridezilla Tina has other plans – organising the wedding and making corsages. That is until Steve gets bitten by a zombie-infected mosquito and acquires an unquenchable appetite for brains (even if they are still inside his fiance’s pet rabbit). However, Tina refuses to let Steve’s condition, or a maniacal zombie hunter, get in the way of the wedding and goes to any lengths to get him to the church on time.
‘I love the classics and know the masters, and I like a lot of the fringe films not many people know about, so this was a great opportunity to pay homage by peppering elements of these classics throughout our film. We have an original story and the entire film isn’t an homage, we simply like to pay tribute to those who influenced us. Sometimes subtle, sometimes… well not so much.
We didn’t want something that you watch once and think ‘that was great’, but instead it’s an experience that you will get something new at least five or six times into it. We’ve layered so much into it – sometimes it may be just a visual bit, it may be a certain look, other times it may be a sigh or a beat, or a laugh under another laugh that you’d have to be paying pretty close attention to get it all in one shot. There are a lot of elements in the story that people can relate to, especially with the marriage and relationships and friendships – there’s definitely something there for everyone.
Casey Walker, Director
Individual tickets for A Little Bit Zombie, which screens at 10.00pm, are on sale at the Hyde Park Picture House now.
Recommended rating: cert 15